Patterns are a good introduction to algebra and geometry in math. In this movie, you’ll learn how to build a pattern by repeating shapes, colors, sounds, and motions. Pattern units are sections of patterns that repeat over and over again. Explore different patterns in in your movements, in your surroundings, on your clothes, and in music. Learn how to identify the unit that repeats in a pattern and how to predict what comes next.

Patterning with BrainPOP Jr. Lesson Plan: Visual and Auditory Pattern Units

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore basic visual and auditory patterns in the world around them. Students will extend AB and ABC patterns, and create and talk about their own pattern units. See more »

Patterns Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about patterns. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Patterns topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

Patterns Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about patterns. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Patterns. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »